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Captain Garry Owen Mullen

New Orleans Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Thursday, August 2, 1917

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Reflections for Captain Garry Owen Mullen

This morning's Holy Sacrifice of the Mass was celebrated in memory of my grandfather, Captain Garry Owen Mullen. My mother, Thelma Mullen Crotty, was ten years old when he died and, after his death, she had a fervent devotion to Our Blessed Mother. I have so much to be thankful for.

Mary Noel Cecilia Ignal

August 7, 2020

Rest in peace knowing that your service and sacrifice will always be remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 2, 2020

Rest in peace Captain Mullen.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 17, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

August 2, 2018

Capt. Mullen,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Officer who was also killed in that incident for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New Orleans. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

August 2, 2017

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 96th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

It was sad to hear what a struggle his family endured after his untimely death, but it was also inspiring because the family stuck together and looked after one another. Present day families are spared some of the difficult financial burdens because of modern benefits, and all should be grateful for those that went before them and their great sacrifices.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 26, 2013

You are not forgotten.

Sergeant S. A. Monaco
New Orleans Police Department

August 10, 2010

My grandfather, Captain Garry Owen Mullen, died on August 8, 1917 after having been mistakenly shot on August 2, 1917. He left a grieving widow with 4 young daughters: Virgie, Clara Lee, Thelma and Carmel (9 months old). His widow was Virginia Neumann Mullen. My mother, Thelma died exactly 85 years later on August 9, 2002 of natural causes. Her sisters and herself had to leave school in order to work to take care of their mother, their youngest sister and themselves. All four girls were exemplary citizens of New Orleans and remained in the city all of their lives. (The above picture is not of Captain Mullen but of his cousin, Terrence Mullen, who is the man who actually shot and killed Superintendent Reynolds). I wish you would correct that photograph.

William Mullen Crotty
Grandson of Capt. Garry Owen Mullen

April 29, 2009

Our grandfather was survived by his wife Virgina, and daughters Virgina, Thelma, Clara Lee and Carmel. I am the second son of Carmel. Louis is my older brother and Terrence and Garry Owen are my younger brothers. My grandfather's memory has been honored by his wife, children and grandchildren. We all appreciate his sacrifice, and should not forget the sacrifice of his wife and his daughters.

Mark Richard Fuchs

April 5, 2009

God bless you and your family.


July 5, 2008

My grandfather's death was a burden felt by his wife and daughters throughout their lives. The burden was most difficult for his oldest daughter. She provided the love, strength and support for the rest of the family all in a time when being a woman with these responsibilities was much harder than it is today. My grandmother, my aunt, her sisters and my mother had to endure the loss of my grandfather, the depression, a world war and a new post war world. Their sacrifice and their love enabled us grow up safely and venture into to the world to raise our own families. They are part of us and we will never forget.

Louis Fuchs

October 8, 2007

On the 90th anniversary of your tragic murder, I salute you, sir. I doubt if time has made it any easier on your family and friends. However, I hope everyone will take comfort in knowing that you will NEVER be forgotten and will FOREVER be a hero! It does my heart good to know that Garry Owen holds you in such honor; I do too !

Sergeant, Retired

August 2, 2007

I am the fourth son of the fourth daughter of Capt. Mullen. My mother was born on Jauary 9, 1916. She was a baby when her daddy was killed. She named me in honor of him. I have a few items of his and will pass them on to my youngest. The picture on this page does not look like the ones I have of him. I have a large picture of the whole department on the street from around 1914 with Superintendent Reynods in the front row and my grandfather right behind him in the second row. I hold his memory in great esteem.

Garry Owen Fuchs

February 10, 2007




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